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Baroness Clark of Calton

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Recent appearances

  • Consumer Credit Bill 24 Oct 2005

    My Lords, I have listened with great attention to the many expert contributions that have been made in this interesting and constructive debate. The contributions came fast, but not furious, and I shall respond in that spirit. I want to associate myself with the tributes paid to the noble Lord, Lord Mawhinney, for his most useful analysis and comments in his maiden speech. Noble Lords tell me...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General for Scotland: Devolution 15 Mar 2005

    Since 8 February, 95 devolution issues have been intimated to me. Of the 66 civil cases, one related to failure to transfer a patient from a state hospital and the remainder concerned prison conditions. Of the 29 criminal cases, 19 concerned pre-trial delay.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General for Scotland: Devolution 15 Mar 2005

    As with all individual cases, each case will be assessed on its merits either by the court—if it goes to the court and is determined by the court—or in discussions between the parties. I am not party to those cases; it is not part of my task to assess the compensation. The claims range from very small amounts to fairly substantial amounts, and the outcome is difficult to predict. I can...

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Judge Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 July 2005

Previously MP for Edinburgh Pentlands until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Pentlands, 1997-2005. Advocate General for Scotland, 1999-2005. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Party was Labour until 11 Apr 2005

Also represented Edinburgh Pentlands


Other offices held in the past

  • Advocate General for Scotland (12 Jun 1999 to 5 May 2006)
  • Advocate General for Scotland, Department for Constitutional Affairs (20 May 1999 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 10 Jun 1999)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
I am a member of the Scottish Bar, from which I have received fee income generated in practice in work done prior to May 1999. I ceased practice as a self-employed QC in May 1999 when I was appointed as Advocate General for Scotland.
I am a practising member of the English Bar.
For any legal work done since my appointment as Advocate General for Scotland, I receive no payment beyond my ministerial salary.
8. Land and Property
House in Dundee.
Flat in Paris jointly owned with my husband.

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